Most CE classes continue to be Remote (online). For On Campus and Hybrid classes please read about MassArt COVID Safety Requirements.

We're welcoming students back to campus for a few select courses and workshops--some fully on site and others hybrid. Check out the COVID Safety Requirements on the MassArt website.

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This class will be part visual journalism, part still-life illustration, part sequential art and part creative writing class. Students will be given prompts throughout the semester to explore and express a variety of socio-cultural and personal issues through the lens of food stories. This course will explore the different communities … Read more

Start Date

01/18

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Sanika Phawde

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Apply hand and machine woodworking skills through the construction of a small case on stand. By exploring different types of table and cabinet joinery, learn how to create furniture pieces that are both stable and expressive. Expand upon your understanding of wood movement and construction by combining techniques to build and design … Read more

Start Date

01/18

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Ellen Kaspern

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Screen printing is an old and versatile process with many modern uses. We present a variety of techniques and contemporary fine art applications of silkscreen printing. Students are guided through the transformation of an idea to printed image and encouraged to take a creative approach. The emphasis is on experimentation, … Read more

Start Date

01/18

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Carlos Alvarez

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

This course teaches students how to communicate original ideas using the geometric principles of design, and helps them to master block pattern structure. Basic garment construction, fundamental draping, and development of couture are covered. These skills are used to translate creative designs into three-dimensional form in both fabric and non-textiles.

Start Date

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

This class is fully enrolled.

Contact ce@massart.edu to be placed on a waitlist.

Design and fabricate individualized place settings, serving dishes, teapots, and vases. Employing hand-building, the potter’s wheel, plaster molds, and various kiln-firing techniques (stoneware, soda, low-fire) students are able to create pottery that is useful as well as personally expressive. Frequent demonstrations, lectures, and dialogue with the instructor enable beginners as … Read more

Start Date

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Ben Ryterband

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students are introduced to visual principles, as the basis of graphic design communication, and elements and issues of visual language. The course covers the manipulation of graphic form to convey meaning; strategies for idea generation and development of unique concepts; and the designer’s role as visual storyteller. Prerequisites: Pattern Drafting … Read more

Start Date

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Jennifer Varekamp

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Metalshop 1 is a comprehensive introduction to steel fabrication techniques and processes. It includes various welding processes, such as the venerable oxy-fuel process, the lost art of “stick” welding, and an emphasis on MIG welding, better known as the “hot glue gun for steel” (just point and shoot!). The more precision oriented TIG welding process is … Read more

Start Date

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Reid Drum

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

This course teaches students how to communicate original ideas using the geometric principles of design, and helps them to master block pattern structure. Basic garment construction, fundamental draping, and development of couture are covered. These skills are used to translate creative designs into three-dimensional form in both fabric and non-textiles.

Start Date

01/23

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/08

Faculty

Renee Harding

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Throughout the ages, wearing a hat has connections to modesty, marriage and status. According to Molly Yestadt; “A hat is an accessory that bridges fashion and art and traditions.” From Egyptian ritual crowns to Coco Chanel’s finely crafted hats of the 19020’s to modern day sculptural works of designer like … Read more

Start Date

01/23

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/08

Faculty

John DiStefano

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students are introduced to the creative and technical possibilities of digital photography while exploring photographic history and current practices. They learn how to use a digital camera and computer imaging software to create photographs through raw file formats. Topics covered include camera operations (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focal length) as … Read more

Start Date

01/23

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/08

Faculty

Harlan Crichton

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course introduces a variety of concepts and techniques used in contemporary ceramic object-making. Demonstrations and studio activities include hand building, mold making and wheel working. Each student researches and designs a series of pieces which reflect their personal interests. Projects may include work in tableware, sculpture, or designed objects. … Read more

Start Date

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Janna Longacre

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This class is fully enrolled.

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Garment Construction is an introduction course focusing on fundamental sewing techniques. Students will produce 2-3 basic garments, and assemble a sample book of standard dressmaking techniques. Students will learn hand sewing skills, the use of the industrial sewing machine, methods for taking measurements, and how to select and layout fabric. … Read more

Start Date

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Stacy Scibelli

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course will provide a solid foundation in the digital skills used in the fashion industry to create the “fashion plates” that introduce a line or collection. Through hands-on projects, students learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to design presentation boards and fashion collections in flats. This is the … Read more

Start Date

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Digital Tools for Fashion Design

Fusing design activities and methodologies, including aesthetic sourcing (visual, literary, emotional, and structural) and drawing and modeling, participants engage in design as a problem-solving process. Projects emphasize the development of conceptual visualization through the exploration of two- and three-dimensional sketch techniques.

Start Date

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Annie Meyer

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

An introduction to illustration with an emphasis on observational drawing skills and the process of creating an illustration from concept development to final image. Students will complete illustrations for a variety of markets. Aspects of the professional illustration business will be addressed.

Start Date

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

John Rego

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Appliqué, a process of cutting, layering and sewing cloth to create pictures, can serve as an illustrative device, a form of collage or even a pathway to three dimensions. Learn basic embroidery stitches and appliqué techniques to create appliquéd images and forms, then begin to explore how to go further, … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

01/28

Faculty

Joetta Maue

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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The class will paint from life (still lifes) for the 6 week period. It will be a space to paint together and exchange ideas on painting through the guidance of Jennifer Pochinski. She will present prompts for exercises to both challenge and encourage a deeper experience in painting. The paint exercises will encourage … Read more

Start Date

03/11

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

04/15

Faculty

Jennifer Pochinski

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

0

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 In this introduction to lapidary course participants will learn how to transform rough stone into jewelry-ready cabochons. Learn the basics of identifying rocks and develop an understanding of how the mohs hardness scale affects cutting/cabbing an stone work. Students will be carefully shown how to safely operate trim saws, a diamond … Read more

Start Date

03/11

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

03/11

Faculty

Allison Keast

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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In this workshop students learn to build handmade books from pages to cover, experimenting with a variety of book structures. No experience is required; we will start off with simpler structures and work up to ones that are more complex. Students will learn about books based on the fold, starting … Read more

Start Date

03/18

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

03/19

Faculty

Alice Stanne

Time

10am–5pm

Credits

0

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In this three-day workshop, you will learn how to use a a variety of tools to burn nuanced and expressive drawings into wood.  Whether used to decorate furniture with designs, to create architectural installations or to complete large scale drawings, pyrography has been a method of drawing for eons. The … Read more

Start Date

03/19

Meeting Day

Sundays

End Date

04/02

Faculty

Brett S. Poza

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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Traditionally, street photography is an established method of documentary investigation made popular in the 20th century by greats such as Eugene Atget and Walker Evans.  Following the Second World War, photographers like Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, and Diane Arbus began to look at photography and the street in very different … Read more

Start Date

03/25

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

05/20

Faculty

Michael Hintlian

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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In this class students will work from found images and/or drawings of their own to explore mark making with the needle. Through embroidery stitches from basic to advanced, we will learn, experiment and push the types of mark we can create with the simple tool of needle and thread. During class, basic … Read more

Start Date

03/25

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

04/01

Faculty

Joetta Maue

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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In this introductory, course participants will learn how to design and carve wooden utensils. Students will be shown how to safely and efficiently use the bandsaw as well as hand tools such as gouges, rasps, files, scrapers, and a variety of handsaws. Whether it’s spoons, spatulas, forks, knives, or something … Read more

Start Date

04/23

Meeting Day

Sundays

End Date

04/30

Faculty

Ellen Adams

Time

1pm–5pm

Credits

0

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